What is that sitting on my pantry shelf? Brownie mix in a jar! It’s the best thing ever to have on hand for when unexpected company come over. You can have brownies in less than a half hour if you have a few simple ingredients to go with it. (eggs, vanilla, oil)
When I make brownies in a jar for my pantry, I try to make at least 6 at a time. We might go for weeks without having brownies but then all of a sudden the urge hits and we have them 2 or 3 times. Sometimes I even make a double batch and put a yummy peanut butter filling in the middle.
These will satisfy any sweet-toothed choco-holic anywhere. It’s much better and cheaper than buying a boxed mix from the grocery store.
We are trying hard to cut out any kind of processed foods from our grocery list and know that many people around the world are currently trying to do the same. It’s so hard to break the habit of buying brownies in a box at the store, especially when they sell them for close to $1. But the next time you are at the grocery store, have a look at those ingredients listed on the back of the brownie box. YUCK! Once you have tried my “brownies in a jar” you won’t ever look at one of those box-mixes the same again. You will wonder why you hadn’t started making them from scratch long ago.
Of course, you don’t have to make this brownie mix in a jar, you can always use a ziploc baggie or other container with a lid that is big enough to hold up to 2 cups of mix.
Check out my neat trick for filling baggies here. It will change how you fill baggies forever.
Ok, let’s get on to filling these jars with brownie mix. A few kitchen staples is all you need. If you don’t have these ingredients on hand, you’ll have to pick them up at the store so when you get home you can make my brownies in a jar mix. (You know you want to)
Here are the ingredients for this brownie mix:
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
Here are the amounts for each jar:
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
You should fill the jars with the brownie mix ingredients in the order listed above for best results.
More Directions Below Keep Going
While you are gathering up your ingredients for this mix, you should also grab up your canning funnel so that you can fill these jars without getting it all over your table or counter. Here is what my work area looks like when I get started, I have all my jars, lids, ingredients, measuring spoons and cups along with my canning funnel all laid out.
Here is what the canning funnel looks like in the jar while you are putting in the ingredients for the brownie mix:
As you can see the canning funnel gives you a bigger area to dump your ingredients into making it easier to fill the jars. We tend to do “easy” things more than once, so always make your jobs in the kitchen as easy as you can.
Attach this to each jar or keep it handy for you when you are ready to make brownies:
Add to this mix:
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes in a square brownie pan.
This recipe will not make a 13×9 size pan but it does make up great in an 8×8 or 9×9 well. The one below is an 8×8 and will work great!
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